This year’s summer reading program is out of this world! The program features a space theme and runs June 24 through August 4. All components of the program are designed to be completed at home, so all students across Michigan can participate. More information will be sent out in June regarding when students will receive their kits, how to submit entries for prizes, and general updates.

The reading program has three separate challenges:

  • Create a Space Creature: This is your chance to model what you imagine a space alien would look like (a box of materials will be provided).
  • Make up a Constellation: Come up with a brand-new constellation of stars and create a story about its meaning.
  • Space Theme: Read two books with a space theme during the program.

This program is a collaboration between MDE-LIO and the Michigan Braille and Talking Book Library (BTBL).

Registration Details

Please register by June 21. To register, email BTBL Youth Librarian Stephanie Wambaugh at or call the library at 1-800-992-9012.